Autism Therapy Center in Plymouth, Indiana

1550 Pidco Drive
Plymouth, Indiana 46563
(574) 387-4313

Lighthouse Autism Center is the only autism center in Plymouth, IN with proven success in helping children with autism through ABA therapy. Our program refines previously learned skills and develops new social skills, living skills, school-readiness skills and more. Thanks to a highly qualified, passionate staff and an award-winning management team, we provide the highest quality center-based autism services in Indiana.

Our center usesApplied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism, an intensive autism therapy designed to help improve a variety of skills including social, communication, living, and more. ABA is the only autism therapy endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General and a variety of federal and state agencies. In ABA therapy, RBT’s work one-on-one with children to provide personalized, goal-oriented support aimed at helping them achieve the best outcomes.

ABA therapy is so effective because it systematically looks at the basics of learning , building on previous learned skills, helping a child grow step-by-step. With each therapy program uniquely tailored to meet a child’s specific needs, ABA therapy provides the best results for children with autism.

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      We've Been Where You Are

      Owned and Operated by Parents of a Child with Autism

      When you’re looking for autism therapy services in Plymouth, IN, you want to work with someone who understands your situation. That’s what you’ll find at Lighthouse Autism Center. Our founders, Gregg and Sandy Maggioli, have a son named Victor who was diagnosed with autism in 2003. They understand the struggle you go through as a parent when you are told your child has autism. That’s why they’ve created a center with quality autism therapy services Plymouth, IN, families can trust.

      Award Winning Management

      Recognized by the Autism Society of Indiana

      Until 2012, the Maggiolis held a variety of positions at an award-winning ABA center in Carmel, Indiana. That same center was recognized by the Excellence in Direct Care Award by the Autism Society of Indiana, in 2011.

      Your Child's Full Potential

      ABA Therapy can help them reach it

      ABA therapy can help your child with things like social skills, communication skills, life skills and school-readiness skills.

      The Lighthouse Way

      Choosing Lighthouse Autism Center for intensive, center-based autism therapy near you means your child has access to world-class clinical services including:

      • Lighthouse Fusion™, an innovative ABA Therapy model brings together behavior analysis and speech therapy into one comprehensive treatment
      • A behavior analyst, speech therapist, and registered behavior technician working together to personalize goals and deliver therapy to support your child’s needs
      • One-on-one treatment from a Registered Behavior Technician
      • Individualized goal and treatment plans developed by master level BCBAs with small case loads
      • Developmentally appropriate goals to improve social, communication, play, self-care, leisure, and academic skills.
      • Training for parents, caregivers, and family members
      • Regular meetings between family and staff
      • Support outside of the center, whether it is visiting your family in your home, or joining daily activities like going to the dentist
      • Access to a dedicated insurance team who will work directly with your insurance company on approvals and appeals
      • A Family Outreach Team that will walk you through each step of the enrollment process and connect you with other resources that may benefit your child and family

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      Parent Testimonials

      Despite knowing it was the right place for 
her to be, Eric and I were both a nervous wreck. Never did we imagine our 
daughter (who has stranger danger and had never been away from us) 
would, within weeks, not shed a tear when dropped off . Within months she would run to her therapists without even looking back and after a year she 
actually would do better during the week when she goes to school then she 
does on weekends when she isn’t able to go.

      (read more) - Eric and Kailey, South Bend, IN

      How have you impacted Adam’s life? There are 3 areas that stand out to us and are in no particular order. Getting Adam to try any new foods outside his “home” foods continues to amaze us and we can’t help but shake our heads in bewilderment . Hands down you guys have gotten him to eat food we never could. Adam’s vocabulary has increased over 150 words when it comes to sign language. He continues to identify actions with words. Transitioning Adam to “big boy” underwear has been nothing short of amazing.

      (read more) - Kub and Cheryl, South Bend, IN

      We would like to say “Thank You” for all that you do with our little buddy Aidan. We’ve seen so much progress since has started at Lighthouse that it is hard for us to mention everything. The first thing is that he loves going to Lighthouse, and loves his therapists, although he will occasionally feign an illness to stay home. This was not the case with public school. Everyday was a battle to get him to school. We are so thankful that we learned of the center when we did.

      (read more) - Aaron and Michelle, South Bend, IN

      When we first toured LAC 18 months ago and met with Leila and Lisa I left in tears with so much hope and relief because we finally found a place that we knew could really help Ally. We never imagined that she would be at where she is today! The change in her is surreal to us and we’re just trying to keep up with her! Thank you so much Sandy for helping us navigate the insurance end of things or this wouldn’t have been possible!

      (read more) - Robert and Lisa, Osceola, IN

      Lighthouse has changed his world, opened him up and in turn has improved all of our lives! We are beyond blessed by this opportunity and I thank each and every person we’ve meet and worked with! Without Lighthouse and this EXTRAORDINARY program, my little boy would still be locked into silence and frustration. Words cannot express my gratitude, but know that you’ve all been the answer to my prayers!

      (read more) - Stephanie, South Bend, IN

      Ally did something amazing this weekend! Yesterday morning she woke up and said “Mommy what day is it” with a huge grin on her face. I told her it was Sunday and she said, “No Mommy, what other day is it….it’s your day!” She remembered on her own. Robert was really sick all weekend and neither of us had talked to her about it being Mother’s day. She told me she was going to put on a show for me. She has never done this before.

      (read more) - Lisa, Osceola, IN

      LAC has brought to our lives new inspiration. Two years ago, on December 3rd, Lexi began her journey with your team. I was nervous, excited, scared, and hopeful all at the same time. Every question I had about our choice to bring her to you was running wild through my thoughts: Would you understand her? Could you help her grow? Would you recognize her hidden intelligence? Would she be accepted? Would the staff love her and care for her the way we had always envisioned?
      Every response is a resounding “YES!”

      (read more) - Jodi, South Bend, IN

      *These testimonials were not solicited by Lighthouse Autism Center.

      Story of Success: Ian

      Ian was diagnosed with autism at the age of four, although he had already been receiving speech and occupational therapy for several years before. When he first enrolled at Lighthouse Autism Center a year later, Ian did not play with his friends and he often refused to do what his parents asked of him. After a year at the center, Ian had made great strides in gaining independence, staying on task, and answering questions.


      • Average of 50 minutes of noncompliance each day
      • Lacked ability to recall information and follow directions
      • He did not engage his family or peers


      • Average of less than 10 minutes of noncompliance per day
      • He mastered 1, 2 and 3 step instructions
      • Ian independently greets his peers, family, and teachers

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